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Anthony (Tony) Matter, 76

Anthony Loren (Tony) Matter, age 76, of Delano, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Golden LivingCenter in Delano.

He was born June 19, 1934, in Franklin Township, to Loren and Lillian (Horsch) Matter.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Lillian Matter; a sister, Patty Padden; a niece, Cheryl Dubiel; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Matter.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bernie; children Mark, Wendy (Tim) Amundsen, Pam (Gary) Schmidt, and Michael (Jeanne); five grandchildren: Marc, Tim, Michael, Thomas, and Hayley; siblings Phyllis Yantes, Jim Matter, and Laurie (Dan) Bergeron; and a brother-in-law, Dan Padden.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Military honors were provided by the Delano American Legion Post 377. Inurnment will take place in the summer at the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

There was a gathering of family and friends Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, which continued Thursday, one hour prior to the Mass in the church.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.